Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 473 | Reviews: 103 | Display Reviews Only:
1.9/5 rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I love southern tier. I've loved every beer I've tried, until this one. It had a dish soap taste to me. I couldn't even finish it. Although I tried,I just couldn't get past that. I think I even cried when I poured it out. It was the third beer I have poured out. I just couldn't do it. To me, it doesn't reflect on southern tier. I still believe they are one of the best around. I will continue to buy anything they release. I hope to get to the brewery soon. For now, I have a pumpking on ice! Got to go.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 00:27:24 | More by jwk0408
2.64/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
This beer did not represent what I have come to expect from Southern Tier.
Appearance - Very light yellow in color, dare I say it, like a Budweiser, medium head, little to no lacing.
Smell - Fruity, especially citrus, with flowery undertones.
Taste - Started of strong and pleasing, like an APA should be, but moved to an overpowering citrus flavor, which tasted unnatural. The finish and aftertaste was that of roses or a similar flower.
Mouth- It's hard to get a grasp here, because it was just tapped at a newer restaurant, and it felt over carbonated. I wouldn't lay the blame on Southern Tier until I at least try it out of a bottle.
Overall, I can't give this an okay rating, because I really wouldn't want to drink it again. It had more of a pilsner or kolsch feel and taste to me, which aren't my favorite styles.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2013 05:24:13 | More by redbeerdviking
3/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22oz bottle into a tulip. From yesterday's notes.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with tons of sediment. The one finger white shaded head retains very nicely and leaves behind some lacing on the glass. The hazy look isn't the most aesthetically impressive, but usually yields an enjoyable brew elsewhere.
S: Aromatically, it's mostly citrusy hops combined with an herbal component. Yeast seems to come through with a phenolic note, unfortunately. Otherwise, the nose is decent enough.
T: First thing that hits the tongue is some citrusy hops. This builds up to a yeasty, bready finish with an herbal aftertaste. Some aspects work, some aspects don't.
M: The body has a light feel (not to be confused with an insubstantial one), but isn't quite as crisp as some other unfiltered ales. Astringency is fairly heavy and distracting - probably my least favorite feature. Still, for a 9% pale, it's both drinkable and devoid of booziness.
O: A textbook average brew that's only a couple of tweaks away from being really good. I enjoyed it for what it was, but wouldn't buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 16:16:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.